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Mātauranga - Māori and education
Pre-European Māori learned by oral methods which developed strong memory skills and powerful oratory. Early European visitors and settlers admired Māori intelligence. Dieffenbach (1839) wrote: Greenwood, Sarah: The Motueka...Read more about "Mātauranga - Māori and education"...
The Native Tenths Reserves
The New Zealand Company, a private company formed in Britain and supported by the British Government, established a colonisation scheme for New Zealand in the 1840's. The Company wanted...Read more about "The Native Tenths Reserves"...
Yelven Oliver Sutton
Yelven's great grandparents' parents, George and Hannah Sutton arrived in Nelson aboard the Bolton (1842). In 1853 George bought sections 68 and 90 and part of 66 in...Read more about "Yelven Oliver Sutton"...
The Wairau Affray, also known as the Wairau Massacre or the Wairau Incident, was the first significant armed conflict between Māori and British settlers after the signing of the Treaty...Read more about "Wairau Affray"...
The scandalous Chieftain
In the days when Nelson was more like a remote English village than a real New Zealand town, the settlers got pretty excited over the arrival of a...Read more about "The scandalous Chieftain"...
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